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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Victory a testament to support for growing young talent: Tharman

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think of sporting achievements as one of the ways to promote recognition and greater acceptance of minority races and migrants.....inclusivity can start at sports and filter down to other levels in society....

Sports is one of those areas where u ability to score goals matter more than how u look i.e. pretty or ugly, skin colour white or black or yellow....Notice that some of the greatest names to emerge from the recent World Cup are those of migrant origins and not fair-skinned e.g. the precocious 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe...And the greatest name in soccer history is Pele, who is black. Other soccer legends include Maradona, who is short and does not exactly have much to boast of in the looks department.....But these people are worhsipped as gods by legions of fans the world over....And what about our own soccer legend Fandhi Ahmad? May not the achievements of these people in sport (soccer) and their fans' adulation of them pave the way for more inclusivity and less racial discrimination now that these people have show us what they can be capable of despite their race or skin colour? They are living embodiments of the worth and potential of other races that serve to shatter the racial stereotypes we have come to associate with certain skin colour. Think also of how Yao Ming, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal were revered as star basketball players in the west despite not being fair-skinned Caucasians....

Qns:
1.     Hosting major sporting events creates more problems than benefits. Do you agree? (Cam. 2005)
2.     Does sport merit the vast sums of money that are spent on it? (Cam. 2010)
3.     To what extent are people judged more by their physical appearance than by their abilities? (Cam. 2017)
4.    Can racial discrimination ever be eliminated?